How to Turn On Your Hisense TV With/Without the Remote?

Getting set up to enjoy entertainment on your new Hisense smart TV is quick and easy when using the included IR remote control. But what if your remote goes missing right before the big game or a new movie release? Don’t worry, you have options! Modern Hisense televisions can also be powered on using just your smartphone, voice commands, or the buttons on the TV itself if needed.

This guide will walk through the various methods available to turn on your Hisense TV – with or without the traditional remote:

How to Turn On Hisense TV With Remote?

The standard way to power on your Hisense smart television is by using the Hisense remote control that comes included with your model. Most remotes have dedicated power, volume, channel, and input buttons along with media control keys.

Using Hisense TV Remote Controller
Using Hisense TV Remote Controller

The Hisense TV remote has a specific power button located at the very top that turns your television on and off. To power up:

  1. Ensure your Hisense TV is plugged into a powered electrical outlet.
  2. Grab your Hisense remote control and point it directly at the TV’s IR sensor.
  3. Press and release the power button at the top of the remote (labeled with standby icon).
  4. The TV will immediately power on if you have battery power.

Most remotes also feature dedicated voice assistant buttons for models that have hands-free functionality enabled like Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri depending on your Hisense smart TV’s platform.

If you have a voice-enabled Fire, Android or Roku TV edition Hisense model, you can press and hold the microphone button on your remote and issue verbal power commands such as:

“Alexa, turn on my Hisense TV”

“Hey Google, turn on the TV”

After enabling voice assistant permissions during setup, this allows hands-free voice commands to power on/off the latest Hisense smart TVs.

Using Universal Remote
Using Universal Remote

Can’t find the standard Hisense remote? Not to worry – you can also power on Hisense televisions using universal remote controls:

Nearly all universal remotes have codes for major brands like Hisense. To pair one:

  1. Turn your Hisense TV on manually first if possible
  2. Locate the setup button on universal remote
  3. Enter the Hisense setup code such as 007
  4. Test power function by turning TV off and back on

Once programmed, the universal remote will mimic all key functions including powering on your Hisense. Handy backup option!

Now let’s review your choices if missing remote altogether…

How to Turn On Hisense TV Without Remote?

Don’t stress about misplacing the Hisense TV remote. Without it, you can still power on modern sets through alternative methods:

Every Hisense television has manual control buttons located directly on the TV itself, typically along the lower rear edge of the back panel or on bottom right side.

Side and rear panel manual control buttons on Hisense models

The layout varies but always includes a standby power button. It may have a small LED light when powered on.

To turn on a Hisense TV without remote:

  1. Press your finger on the physical power button on the rear/side of the TV to switch it on just as you would a monitor or computer.
  2. The standby light will change color and TV will power up.
  3. Press power again to turn back off when done watching.
Hisense TVs have small buttons built at the bottom of the TV

So if missing remote, check sides and back panel for responsive manual power switch.

Another method is downloading free dedicated smart TV remote apps right to your smartphone or tablet. Hisense has official remote apps along with universal remote apps that work great as backup options.

Hisense VIDAA smart TVs can be remotely controlled including power functions via the official VIDAA Smart Tv’s available on both iOS and Android mobile devices.

To get set up:

  • Download and install the VIDAA app from your phone’s app store
Download and install the VIDAA app from your phone's app store
  1. Connect both mobile device and Hisense VIDAA TV to the same WiFi network in your home.
  2. Open the app and it will auto-discover nearby Hisense VIDAA TVs – select yours from list.
  3. Enter the pairing code shown on your TV screen into the app and wait for successful connection.
  4. You can now tap the power button icon within the app to turn your VIDAA television on/off!
tap the power button icon within the app to turn your VIDAA television onoff!
tap the power button icon within the app to turn your VIDAA television onoff!

Hisense Fire TV edition models can be controlled through Amazon’s official Fire TV remote app, offering full voice support via Alexa assistant.

To link Fire TV app:

  1. Download Fire TV app and ensure TV/phone on same WiFi
  2. Open app and choose “Hisense Fire TV” from device list
  3. Press Link Device and enter code shown on TV
  4. App now mimics remote – select power icon to turn on!
App now mimics remote - select power icon to turn on!

You can also use Alexa voice commands like “Alexa, turn on my Fire TV” after enabling TV control skills.

Hisense produces several Roku TV editions that integrate Roku’s streaming platform. You can leverage Roku’s own remote app to power functions:

To get started:

  • Install Roku app on your iOS/Android phone
Install Roku app on your iOS/Android phone
Install Roku app on your iOS/Android phone
  1. Ensure phone and Hisense Roku TV are on same WiFi network
  2. Open Devices > Remote to auto-detect Hisense Roku TV
  3. Select power icon within Roku app to turn television on/off
Select power icon within Roku app to turn television on/off
Select power icon within Roku app to turn television on/off

This gives you touch and voice control just like standard Hisense TV remote!

Finally, for Hisense smart TVs powered by Google TV/Android TV platforms, Google makes their own official TV remote app for powering on and casting content or using Chromecast abilities.

You can install the Google TV remote app on any Android or iOS device and use similar steps to the options above:

  • Download app and ensure phone/TV are on same home WiFi
Download app and ensure phoneTV are on same home WiFi
Download app and ensure phoneTV are on same home WiFi
  1. Open app and choose your Hisense Android TV from device list
  2. Enter pairing code shown on TV to link app
  3. Press power button within app to turn television on remotely!

This gives you touch screen remote capabilities without needing the physical remote handy.

As you can see, Hisense has dedicated remote apps for each smart TV platform. But they also offer an overall RemoteNOW app that works across multiple models:

You can install the RemoteNOW application on any iPhone or Android device and use similarly:

  • Download app and connect phone/TV to same WiFi network

Common App to Turn On All Hisense TVs

 

  1. Open app and choose your Hisense television from device list
  2. Enter pairing code shown on TV into app to link
  3. Use power button icon within app to turn TV on remotely!
Use power button icon within app to turn TV on remotely!
Use power button icon within app to turn TV on remotely!

So be sure to explore remote apps if missing Hisense remote!

Tips and Tricks

Beyond the main methods highlighted already, there are a few additional handy tips for powering on your Hisense TV without the remote:

Use a Smart Plug

smart plug for hisense tv
smart plug for hisense tv

Connect your Hisense television to a compatible smart plug which allows WiFi-connected control. Many options like Kasa Smart Plugs, TP-Link Tapo, or Amazon Smart Plug work well.

You can then use the corresponding app on your phone to remotely power the smart plug on/off. Since your TV itself is connected, this allows hands-free control of the power state.

Handy for outlet-connected soundbars and other peripherals too!

Cast Content from Mobile Apps

As outlined previously, you can leverage casting and screen mirroring features to automatically power on your Hisense TV.

Open a video streaming or music app on your smartphone that supports Google Cast or AirPlay protocols. Most popular apps like YouTube, Netflix, Spotify enable casting playback to TVs.

Initiate a cast session by selecting your WiFi-connected Hisense TV as the receiving device. The TV will instantly power on to start receiving and playing the casted content from your phone!

Use IR Blaster Accessories

An IR blaster is an infrared transmitter device that can mimic remote control signals. They are available as standalone products or found in some universal remotes.

You connect to an app that has TV power command capabilities. Place the top of the IR blaster pointing at your Hisense TV IR sensor and initiate the power on signal!

More of a novelty but another way you can turn sets on wirelessly.

If you are encountering issues getting power using the outlined methods:

  • Ensure TV is plugged into powered outlet
Ensure TV is plugged into powered outlet
Ensure TV is plugged into powered outlet
  • Try unplugging from wall for 60+ seconds
  • Make sure devices connected to same WiFi network
  • Re-pair phone apps in case previous link faulty
  • Contact Hisense support if problems persist!

FAQ’s

Where is the power button on the Hisense TV?

The power button is at the bottom center of your Hisense Android TV if it is the latest release. On the old models, the power button is at the bottom right side or at the back of the TV unit, along with volume buttons.

How do I select input on my Hisense TV without the remote?

Turn On your Hisense TV without a remote using the Power button. 2. Now, press the Input button to see the available Input on the TV. FYI: You can find the physical button at the back of your Hisense TV.

How do I manually turn on my Hisense TV?

You should be able to push the power button on the bottom of the tv depending on model. I have a button/light in middle bottom of my Toshiba as well as TCL before that that lights up when tv is on or flashed on standby. Push the button & tv should turn on.

Do all Hisense TVs have a reset button?

The Reset button is only available on Hisense Roku TV. If you own a Hisense Roku TV model, you can find this button at the back of your TV. You cannot find the Reset button on the Hisense-manufactured Android TV, Hisense Google TV, Hisense VIDAA TV, and Hisense XCLASS TV.

Why has my Hisense remote stopped working?

Try Fresh Batteries in Your Hisense Remote. It’s possible your remote’s batteries are dead, or are not quite strong enough to send a consistent signal, which could cause the remote to start working sometimes, but less and less frequently, until the batteries are finally fully depleted.

Conclusion

While Hisense TVs are primarily controlled via the included IR remote, various alternative options exist to power sets on/off if your remote goes missing, has dead batteries or gets damaged somehow:

  • Use manual power buttons on the television itself
  • Program & use universal remote as backup
  • Download official/3rd party smart TV remote apps
  • Enable voice assistant control through Alexa or Google

With this guide, you can be confident getting entertainment from your Hisense even without the standard remote handy!

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